Messenger Service message re Spy and Adware

  Trikie 13:22 22 Nov 2004
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On logging on I get a pop up from Messenger Service that a buffer over run makes me liable to spy and adware. It suggests using Xp-Fix.com to protect it. Is this a genuine message?

  JoeC 13:37 22 Nov 2004

turn off the messaging service, then see if you still get the message ?.


Windows 2000 and XP:- Go Start > Run > type in services.msc.
Double-click on Messenger and in the Messenger Properties window, select Stop, then choose Disable as the Startup Type.Click OK.


Windows 95, 98, and ME:- Go to Control Panel and Add/Remove.Select Windows Setup.Select System Tools.Click Details.Uncheck WinPopUp.Click OK.

  spikeychris 13:38 22 Nov 2004

No. From start and run type msconfig, hit the startup tab, is there a ref to XP FIX there? If so untick it and get adaware from Lavasoft.com

  spikeychris 13:42 22 Nov 2004

Further to Joe's post. You can remove messenger all together by typing this into run

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

  Trikie 19:21 22 Nov 2004

Thanks both. I ran AdAware yesterday - the message came up before and has come up since but XP-Fix is not on msconfig.

I've followed JoeC's advice so hopefully it won't appear again.

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